Changes

Writing at the dining room table

I’m writing this post on Tuesday afternoon, sitting at my dining room table staring out the big window at the garden and the fields beyond.

This is not where I’m usually found on Tuesday afternoons. Especially not the Tuesday after Labour Day when everyone is back to work, back to school, back to routine.

As of the beginning of September, I have a new routine. One that revolves around the farm, family and freelance writing.

I’ve taken a leave from my job and am going to see what I can make on my own. I’ve thought about doing this for awhile, and I’m excited, nervous and grateful to be able to now take this step.

I’m doing communications consulting, editing and, of course, writing. If you need any of these services, I’d love to hear from you. My business is called 129 Communications (for obvious reasons).

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14 thoughts on “Changes

  1. Way to take the leap! You are so talented and I wish you all the best. If there is ever anything I can do to help you please let me know. Wow!

  2. Best of luck to you! I’m doing a similar thing this year – not back at school with the rest of them, but at home instead. When we’re finally out at the farm I’ll be focusing there. Now I’m just trying to get back in my writing groove after a month-long break πŸ˜›

    Now for a question: what kind of planner is that in your picture?

    • Good luck to you too! The daily routine and discipline is something I’m definitely conscious of now that I’m working at home.

      The planner is a Passion Planner. This is my second year using it, and I really like it. (I just ordered my 2018 planner, in fact). It’s good for goal setting as well as well as scheduling.

  3. Wow, that’s exciting!! I wish you all the best. You are such a talented writer and a hard worker that I would think there is every chance you can work your way to success.
    Also exciting that you get to spend much more time in your happy place! πŸ™‚
    My daughter is writing for a living too, now. She writes for a site called Upwork. Have you heard of them? She had to start writing for quite low prices and work her way up, but now she’s established a reputation she’s getting regular assignments at a decent, reliable rate, enough that she doesn’t need another job while she’s at university.
    Off topic: I love that stained glass window in your dining room. Have you done a post on it that I missed? It’s beautiful! So cheery.

  4. That is so exciting Julia! I grew up with parents that owned their own business and it has always been something I wanted to do myself. I am glad you were able to take the leap!

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